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Bellamy forced me out - Chopra

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  1. Colonel Cardiffi

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    The iconic Bluebirds striker talks addiction, Newcastle United and being forced out of Cardiff City in an exclusive interview

    Full Story: The new life of Michael Chopra, the tormented Cardiff City hero - https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/new-life-michael-chopra-tormented-17209857

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    The beef with Bellamy

    He remembers one game, Bristol City away, when he went to look at his phone at half time to read a motivational message from Steve Black, who has worked with top professionals like Jonny Wilkinson.

    Bellamy, however, was having none of it.

    "Craig Bellamy was there and I think he was giving it to the owners that they need to get me out," Chopra says.

    "He had been at Man City, the professionalism there, coming to Cardiff and looking at me, he didn't think I was professional enough.

    "He wasn't happy one game, Bristol City away I think it was. I was superstitious and would check my phone at half time.

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    "It wasn't there and I said, 'Gaffer, someone has pinched my phone.'

    "Bellamy had told one of the physios to get my phone out of my pocket and hide it somewhere so I wouldn't look at it and it wouldn't distract me.

    "So I just said to him, 'Listen, I want my phone or I'm not f****** going back out after half-time.

    "Since then, he probably thought I'm not professional enough for Cardiff City if they want to try and get into the Premier League."

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    So, that was that. An ultimately sad ending for a club hero who, to all intents and purposes, didn't want to leave.

    He was shipped out to Ipswich before heading to Blackpool. He had a few Twitter foul-ups and was fined £10,000 after one rant at how poor Blackpool training was.

    After a spell in India with Sachin Tendulkar-owned Kerala Blasters and a short stint at Alloa in Scotland, he called it a day.

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  2. razzle_ncafc

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    That first pic of chopra needs more stuffed fairground winnings and an Alan Cairns poster
     
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    Have to agree with bellers here motivational speech or actually putting a bet on none of them should be having their phones at half time, chops can only blame himself and his own demons for his failures imo
     
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    Despite his problems, Chopra will always be a city legend in my eyes, great player for us.
     
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    Chops had gambling issues. Maybe he wanted his phone back for another reason.
     
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    I have to agree with you there Jam
    My first thought was "wanted to see if your horse won did you chops"
    I agree their phones shouldn't be on in the first place
    Chops talks about motivational speaking
    The ungrateful prick that's what us fans chanting his name in the rain up n down the country (not cheap to do) did
    I still will never forget that goal at the end of the pikey game
    Chris pike n Carl dale he is not I'm sorry
    he could of been a Saxon striker for years
    one of the most instinctive striker city have had in my lifetime supporting us :thumbup:
     
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    I love chops but with bellers on that
     
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    In Bellamy's book he states Chopra was checking the horses.
     
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    Yes it does Nuge :thumbup:
    I've no sympathy if I can make £20 last a month sometimes longer on sky bet then sherley
    others can :hehe:
    No I'm being selfish
     
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    I just read all that
    Good read
     
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    If you read the full link, all the players would train 9am till 1pm
    And play on call of duty online till 2am with each other
     
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    Not very professional of him refusing to come out for the second half if he didn’t get his phone back. Doesn’t sound like he would do that to look at a motivational quote, more likely the actions of an addict desperate to see if he’d won.

    Players shouldn’t be on their phones at half time, they should be concentrating on the next 45 mins of football.
     
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    Agree. Really unprofessional. In fact all mobile phones should be banned from every workplace.
     
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    Hate mobiles me but l could blow a hole completely in your no mobiles at work argument sadly from bitter experience
     
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    as a gaffer I wouldn't have that shit Nuge
    they would all be in bed by 10pm :hehe:
    the nite b4 and the nite after a match :thumbup:
     
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